The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 146 193 203
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 11 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
Median daily rate £475 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -7.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £333 £303
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +9.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Support Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3272 5259 5942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.95% 95.48% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2663 3983 4356
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 83 85
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Unix
1 5 (38.46%) Perl
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Front Office
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 3 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) MS Access
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Nagios
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Publishing
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.69%) OpenText
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Replication
5 1 (7.69%) VMware

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.69%) InfluxDB
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Front Office
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Publishing
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Perl
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Grafana
2 1 (7.69%) Graphite
2 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (7.69%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
2 1 (7.69%) Charles River
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) FactSet
2 1 (7.69%) OpenText
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Reuters
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) VMware